February 2022 at Bryden Wood

HMP Five Wells prison design

Bryden Wood are the designers of HMP Five Wells which opened for prisoners earlier this month. Our approach looks to standardise design across a range of assets from the prison estate, to deliver long-term value; acting as the blueprint for the platform-based design due to be rolled out across the future prisons programme.

The facility was designed using virtual reality modelling to create a meticulously optimised environment that aims to facilitate both rehabilitation and operational efficiency.

Learn more about the project here: 

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CERAWeek with TerraPraxis

Join Bryden Wood Director, Alastair Powell, and TerraPraxis Co-founder, Kirsty Gogan, at CERAWeek, the world's premier energy conference, on March 7-11. Kirsty is an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness, and innovation, and has served as a senior advisor to governments on climate and energy policy.
Kirsty will discuss the sustainability benefits of our Repowering Coal project, advanced heat technologies, and how we can achieve our net-zero targets. You'll learn how repowering 2TW of coal presents an opportunity to eliminate almost half of global carbon emissions.

You will find Alastair at the Repowering Coal project in Microsoft Agora House, or contact him on LinkedIn to arrange a meeting.

To learn more: https://bit.ly/35z4hpO

The Bryden Wood Podcast: Designing prisons with Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Bath

Don’t miss the latest episode of our Built Environment Matters podcast where we talk with Criminology Professor, Yvonne Jewkes. The UK has the highest incarceration rates in western Europe, and Yvonne will be discussing the problems plaguing the existing prison system, as well as the role better architectural design could play in improving a dire situation.

Out now and available on this website, or on all good podcast players: 

Industrial Plastics

Industrial plastics are used in many everyday items. From nylon stockings to Teflon-coated cooking pans, we all use these types of plastics in some form or other. Industrial plastics have been historically carbon heavy in their production, but they also have the potential to lessen carbon emissions in certain areas.

Bryden Wood have found that existing carbon capture technologies have the potential to change the way industrial plastics are produced. Join Process Analyst George Bryden as he explores how we can use this knowledge to promote methods to reduce emissions in the chemical engineering sector.

Read a summary of the discussion here: